******** July Challenge **********

No Snacks, no sweets, no seconds. Except on Days that start with S. Too simple for you? Simple is why it works. Look here for questions, introductions, support, success stories.

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RAWCOOKIE
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******** July Challenge **********

Post by RAWCOOKIE » Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:49 pm

Here we go for another month of No S sanity and food-pleasures :wink:

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13th - three meals, but one of them was just croissant and chocolate = 'sweet'
27th - an evening outing on the river, with a picnic - I want to join in :)
28th - I've marked as a 'sick day' - I had an eye test with drops to dilate my pupils which made me feel really squiffy, so I had a couple of ginger cookies with morning coffee - not a red event

Woo! That's the month finished! Just an Sweekend to go!
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Post by e-lyn » Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:55 pm

Count me in! I'm not sure how to set up the calendar and colorful emoticons. I'm sure it's explained somewhere so I'll search for that.

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Post by knitapeace » Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:58 pm

I'm in!!

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Post by kwerp » Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:26 pm

I'm in! Kinda struggling with the urge to snack tonight, but I want a SUCCESS day. :)

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Post by RAWCOOKIE » Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:23 pm

e-lyn - if you go to my post and click on 'quote' it will open up a box with my post in. Then 'copy' the bit you want. Then go and 'paste' it in your post. Does that make sense?
I love Everyday Systems :3

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Post by e-lyn » Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:02 pm

Got it! Thanks Rawcookie.

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Post by Emmama » Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:05 am

:arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :mrgreen: :D :D
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k, I'm in.
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Re: ******** July Challenge **********

Post by Lady Crimson » Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:46 am

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Post by kwerp » Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:50 am

:arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :mrgreen: :D :D
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Yesterday was a win. :)

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Post by SpiritSong » Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:02 pm

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Okay, I dropped out of the June challenge, but I am back and starting with both No S and a six-week exercise rotation as of July 1st.
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Post by Merry » Sun Jul 03, 2016 3:47 am

Thanks for getting the July challenge set up!

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29 lbs. down, 34 to go. Slow and steady wins the race.
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Re: ******** July Challenge **********

Post by Nell1223 » Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:41 pm

I'm going to try this. I just need some help with what and how to do it. [quote=

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I started 27th April so I'm two months in.

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Re: ******** July Challenge **********

Post by kaalii » Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:33 am

im in, too... let's see how the holidays will be... im having a paper version of habitcal for when not possible to be online... but i will update here...

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05 - gelato artigianale in bologna... fior di latte and yogurt flavour... yum!
07 - some butter cookies
12 - seconds of french toast and russian salad made by my mum
22 - evening ice-cream while taking a walk by the seaside
27, 28, 29 - added cola to the evening wine drinking--- and maybe a snack (a peanut or two, pretzel)... didnt keep detailed track of failures this part of holidays... but i stuck to 3 meals and no seconds pretty well...
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Post by Damaris » Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:07 pm

I'm in!

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Re: ******** July Challenge **********

Post by kwerp » Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:58 pm

:arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :mrgreen: :D :D
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25 26 27 28 29 :D :D

Been tempted today, but not giving up. :)

kwerp
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Post by kwerp » Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:54 pm

Still going!!!


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Post by knitapeace » Wed Jul 13, 2016 6:09 pm

Bumping up the July challenge and giving myself a big pat on the back for 7 green days interrupted only by regular S days! I'm 1/3 of the way to a 21 day streak. :D
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Re: ******** July Challenge **********

Post by kaalii » Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:30 pm

ooops.while editing posted again.sorry everyone.
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Post by Merry » Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:11 pm

knitapeace wrote:Bumping up the July challenge and giving myself a big pat on the back for 7 green days interrupted only by regular S days! I'm 1/3 of the way to a 21 day streak. :D
AWESOME!
Homeschool Mom and No S returnee as of 11-30-15.
2 years and counting on No-S.
29 lbs. down, 34 to go. Slow and steady wins the race.
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Post by osoniye » Sun Jul 17, 2016 3:48 am

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-Sonya
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Post by osoniye » Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:35 am

Wow, this month is moving fast! Let's keep up the good work!
-Sonya
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Post by osoniye » Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:04 am

Just a few more days until the final weekend of July!
Let's finish with a bang!
-Sonya
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Post by knitapeace » Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:08 pm

I'm with you Sonya! :D
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Post by knitapeace » Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:14 pm

Doing a quick monthly review to see where I struggled and where I triumphed. Struggle occurred when I had a half gallon of a favorite ice cream in the house, which I bought for my S days. Naturally there was still ice cream when the weekend had passed, and I allowed it to get into my thoughts to the point that I obsessed over it (and ate it up on 2 NoS days). So a possible solution to that for next month will be to only buy in portion sizes that will last for 2 days and no more. Of course the best strategy is to be able to have it in the house but not eat it, and I'm working on that. For now I have to set myself up for success.

Triumphs occurred when I stepped back from cravings and thought through them mindfully (and kindly...working on some self-love issues here too). Being fully present to determine whether I was feeling HUNGER or CRAVINGS allowed me to walk away from food I didn't really need or want.
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Post by Merry » Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:38 pm

knitapeace wrote:Doing a quick monthly review to see where I struggled and where I triumphed. Struggle occurred when I had a half gallon of a favorite ice cream in the house, which I bought for my S days. Naturally there was still ice cream when the weekend had passed, and I allowed it to get into my thoughts to the point that I obsessed over it (and ate it up on 2 NoS days). So a possible solution to that for next month will be to only buy in portion sizes that will last for 2 days and no more. Of course the best strategy is to be able to have it in the house but not eat it, and I'm working on that. For now I have to set myself up for success.
Do you have others in your house who will eat the ice cream before your next S day? If that's part of your dilemma, I found a solution that works for me for that. (Ice cream doesn't last long here because we have 2 teens in the house! However, they are pretty good about just having it once a day...most of the time!). Anyway, what I've done to keep things slightly more "equal" serving-wise is to dish up a serving into a container with a lid--that way, even when they are finishing off the ice cream on weekdays, I can have another serving too--but I can save it for the weekend.

Anyway, good job identifying struggles & triumphs!
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2 years and counting on No-S.
29 lbs. down, 34 to go. Slow and steady wins the race.
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